History SA School Holiday Activities | Sept/Oct 2014

Gory Stories Putrid Past

Gory Stories, Adventure Trails, Music and more on offer for the school holidays!

Gory Stories from the putrid past – Back by popular demand!

The eminent barber surgeon, Mr Bartholomew Mortimer Wonderbottom, assisted by the ‘Florence Nightingale’ of Shropshire, Lady Sarah Dunnyville is coming back to the South Australian Maritime Museum to conjure up some tales of plague and pestilence on the high seas. Watch them and their crew of rather unwell, scurvy-ridden sea dogs take their young passengers on a sail through history on board HMS Rancid to laugh and learn about ‘gory’ ailments and their even ‘gorier’ remedies. A hilarious history of the ghastly goings on during the age of sail!

SA Maritime Museum: 126 Lipson Street, Port Adelaide. Program runs at 11am and 1pm, weekdays only during the Sept/Oct school holidays (excluding public holiday, Mon 6 Oct).

No bookings required. Entry part of normal admission charges: $10 adults, $8 conc., $5 child or $25 for a family.  For further information call the Museum on 8207 6255 or click here for the SA Maritime Museum website.

1928 Chevrolet National Motor

Try the new Adventure Trail up at Birdwood

There are over 300 reasons to visit the National Motor Museum this school holidays!  Try the brand new ‘A to Z’ trail worksheet while exploring the museum and find out the names of 26 of the 300+ cars, trucks and bikes on display.  At the end of the trail children will be issued with their own ‘Junior Driver’s Licence’. Families can also dive into the costume chest and dress up for a “selfie” in the 1928 Chevrolet. For Mums, Dads and Grandparents who love Mazdas, they can bring the family to see over 100 on the Museum grounds on Monday 6 October to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the MX-5.

National Motor Museum: Shannon Street, Birdwood. Open 10am-5pm every day. Entry part of normal admission charges: $12 adults, $10 conc, $5 child or $30 for a family. For further information call the Museum on 8568 4000 or click here for the National Motor Museum website.

Found Sounds Migration Museum

Found Sounds Family Fun

Join us on Wednesday 8 or Thursday 9 October for a morning of musical fun creating instruments from materials provided and making wonderful music together! The FREE workshops led by Margaret McGowan Jackson are suitable for ages 5-10 (parent/caregiver needs to stay) and will run between 10.30am – 11.45am. The Museum’s music workshops are extremely popular and booking is essential.

Migration Museum: 82 Kintore Avenue, Adelaide. Normal opening hours: 10am-5pm weekdays and 1pm-5pm weekends.  Admission is FREE. For further information call the museum on 8207 7580 or email: migration@history.sa.gov.au.  Click here for the Migration Museum website.

For more information and all enquiries please visit the History SA website.

What:  History SA School Holiday Activities

When: Spring 2014 School Holidays

Where:  SA Maritime, National Motor & Migration Museums

Who:  All Ages

All images supplied by History SA.

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